“We imagine humanity as a fixed state. People come into being, usually the old-fashioned way. They progress along a timeline of milestones that varies little from person to person. They get sick, occasionally at first, and then inexorably. They die. There are outliers at every step—except for the last one, at least so far—but the human condition is the human condition. How it’s been is how it will be.

But humanity’s 200,000-year-old song is beginning to change key. The changes washing over us now—in how we live, learn, connect to one another, relate to machines, stay healthy, endure illness, have sex, and otherwise organize ourselves as a species—are coming at us faster than ever before.

You’re not wrong to feel the future is now.”

How to Be a Future Human on Medium.com